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Computational Nanomechanics in Low Dimensional Condensed Matters and Interfaces

Call for Papers

Nanomechanics is a branch of nanoscience which deals with the study and application of fundamental mechanical properties of physical systems at the nanoscale, such as elastic, thermal, and kinetic material properties. Traditional principles of continuum mechanics are not enough in describing the mechanical behaviors and the related physical mechanisms of materials, especially when the dimension shrinks. On the other hand, the ever-increasing power of modern computers has had a remarkable impact on nanomechanics. More realistic and detailed descriptions of materials response, more efficient computational methodologies, and accurate numerical solutions of initial and boundary value problems have been major issues in the research of computational nanomechanics.

This special issue aims at bringing together contributions from many perspectives in order to draw a state-of-the-art picture of the field of computational nanomechanics. Theoretical work and the work where computation plays a critical role are accepted. Research articles as well as review articles are welcomed.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Deformation and failure mechanisms in nanomaterials
  • Thermal transport in nanomaterials and interfaces
  • Size and surface effects on elastic and inelastic properties of nanomaterials
  • Development and application of atomistic and multiscale models for nanomaterials
  • Biomechanics and mechanics in medicine
  • Elastic strain engineering of nanomaterials and long time scale reliability issues

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 4 May 2018
Publication DateSeptember 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Yuxiang Ni, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China

Guest Editors

  • Shiyun Xiong, Soochow University, Suzhou, China
  • Zhi Liang, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, USA
  • Yanlei Wang, Institute of Process Engineering, Beijing, China
  • Haoxue Han, Saint-Gobain Recherche, Aubervilliers, France